Great Depression and Dust Bowl

Great Depression and Dust Bowl

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Kyrin Rolen 5th hr History

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  • The civilians, or innocent people, of Oklahoma were starving and sad living on land they claimed as their own when rolls of black came in over the land
  • Earlier in the year, when times were bliss, havoc broke loose. Stock markets crashed meaning everyone's investments failed, everyone's money left unsecured.  
  • As the depression sunk, Oklahoma had a whole new storm coming. The dust bowl, a black storm that filled the skies, swam in causing travesty for all. 
  • WIth the winds rolling in and the depression worsening, prices of commodities, or farm products bought and sold, dropped causing many farmers to go into poverty.  Dry-land Farming, farming without irrigation became popular as well since farmers didn't have the energy or money to irrigate.
  • It was time to go. Oklahoman's moved to areas like California, desperate to get away from the dust bowl. 
  • On their way people saw armories, places where military weapons were stored, and camps where people had to live and work for money. Times were tough and skies were darker.
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